It was announced last year that Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet constellation, will launch in Lebanon and I read some people might already be using it and even procuring equipment via Cyprus, but this is not legal and might get you into problems if you’re caught. Satellite internet services were even available before and the charge was “Collaboration with the enemy” for those using it.

As far as the government is concerned, and more specifically the Telecom ministry, the minister stated that he’s been working for months to sign an agreement with Starlink and that he’s working with Ogero on “Project Phenix”, which is a backup line in times of war.